More North Sea workers were today facing the axe as further job cuts loomed.
A number of firms based in Aberdeen were said to be downsizing staff as contracts dried up.
Bibby Offshore in Westhill confirmed that it was consulting with employees about redundancies.
The firm declined to reveal numbers, but it is thought more than 20 people could lose their jobs.
It’s understood that posts which could be affected included senior management, commercial operations and technical support.
A spokeswoman said “The whole oil and gas industry is adjusting to a lower oil price environment.
“We appreciate that the ongoing consultation process has been a difficult time for all employees at Bibby Offshore and we will be helping all affected people as much as we can throughout this process.”
She added: “Bibby Offshore has a clear commitment to both our graduate and conversion programmes, as demonstrated by the fact that we have hired over 50 people in the past four years to our programmes.
“Of those eligible for promotion, approximately 85% have now been promoted to new roles within Bibby Offshore.”
Meanwhile, it is understood the second phase of consultations have begun at Wood Group PSN.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “We have a rolling programme of staff consultations across our business as part of our response to managing costs.
“We continue to review our resource requirements to meet our customer needs and service provision to ensure that we are focused on sustaining the business for the long-term.”